plus sized models are JUST as unrealistic as skinny models.
They have been elongated, their cellulite has been brushed out, waists pinched and hips widened and rounded.
It makes us think “I’m not even plus sized pretty” when NO-ONE IS.
They aren’t being forward thinking.
They aren’t embracing body positivity
They’ve just creating another unrealistic standard for women to hate themselves for.
i am 0% the person i was three years ago and i would probably get in a fight with 2011 me
the “i’m not afraid to verbally assault a middle schooler if they look at my kid the wrong way” haircut
My hair doesn’t look like that but I will destroy a child for life if they sneeze wrong at my fucking kid. I’ll eat your face off you bullying little shitmonkey, go jump in a fire.
[image description: a set of tweets from kim moore @soulrevision
tweet one: “90% of what we read, watch, and listen to is controlled by only 6 media outlets: disney, newscorps, GE, viacom, CBS, time warner. #hiphoped”
tweet two: “the largest holder in #CCA is vanguard group inc. vanguard is the 3rd largest holder in both viacom and time warner. #hiphoped #privateprisons”
tweet three: “when we understand how media conglomerates work and then dig into the shareholders of private prisons #hiphoped”
tweet four: “+ we easily see the connection between hip-hop and school to prison pipeline! #hiphoped”
tweet five: “corrections corporation of america (#CCA) is the larger private prison operator in the US. vanguard is their largest shareholder #hiphoped”
tweet six: “also, vanguard is the 3rd largest shareholder in the GEO group. GEO is the 2nd largest private prison operator in the US #hiphoped”
tweet seven: “vanguard does A LOT of investing in private prisons while being the 3rd largest shareholder in viacom and time warner #hiphoped”
tweet eight: “the people who own the media = the same people who own private prisons. it’s no surprise they use one to promote the other #hiphoped”
tweet nine: “so, when prisons present states with contracts that mandate 90% occupancy and crime is down, how do they fill those prisons? #hiphoped”
tweet ten: “you fill the prisons by filling the radio stations with music that targets youth and glorifies criminal lifestyles that lead to prison. #hiphoped”]
Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.
While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.
CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.
GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.
When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv.
*I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*
As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!
Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu
CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA
GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd
Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p
GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/
CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/
Kim stays dropping knowledge! If you’re on twitter I suggest you follow her. You WILL learn something new and informative everyday
I want to be spoiled but I also feel extremely guilty when people use money on me
the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people
the worst is that I’m broke
this is a video of me from a couple weeks ago performing a poem i wrote called ‘fat bottomed girls’. if you want the full script of the poem, just throw me a line through the ask box.
i’m so hyped this is finally ready to show. GOD I’M SO GOOGLE-ABLE NOW.
i’ve had the most annoying week dealing w/ fatphobic dummies (specifically white first wave tumblr feminists ughhhhhhhhhhhh how can u think that menstrual art is the final frontier when u havent even tried to understand intersectionalityyyy ughhhhhhhhhhhh) so i’m throwin this around again // if anyone wants to talk about physical stereotyping or racialization of those stereotypes or hypersexualization of fat bodies or how cute u look today, msg me whatever u want
my all time fave.
Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial
OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST
This was fucking hilarious and then shit got WAY real
LMFAOOOO I was finna be mad as shit but this shit was hilarious and golden.
WELL DONE good good
"You should be serving this! Ahhhhh, but we’re not gonna make you do it!"